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    Book Review: Antipolitics in Central European Art by Klara Kemp-Welch

Book Review: Antipolitics in Central European Art by Klara Kemp-Welch

Spanning a period punctuated by landmark events from the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 to the birth […]

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    Academics must visit these bookshops in Prague: “These bookshops are convenient havens away from the tourist hordes”

Academics must visit these bookshops in Prague: “These bookshops are convenient havens away from the tourist hordes”

Nikola Balaš is a PhD candidate in ethnology at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen. In this post, he tells […]

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    Academics must visit these bookshops in Brussels: “bibliophiles can browse the city’s many literary and artistic treasures”

Academics must visit these bookshops in Brussels: “bibliophiles can browse the city’s many literary and artistic treasures”

Laura Gómez-Mera is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami. In this post she […]

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    Book Review: Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England by Ian Ward

Book Review: Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England by Ian Ward

The Victorians worried about many things, prominent among their worries being the ‘condition’ of England and the ‘question’ of […]

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    Book Review: Underground Sociabilities: Identity, Culture, and Resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas, by Sandra Jovchelovitch and Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez

Book Review: Underground Sociabilities: Identity, Culture, and Resistance in Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas, by Sandra Jovchelovitch and Jacqueline Priego-Hernandez

Dedicated to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to their people and their history, Underground Sociabilities showcases research into […]

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    Book Review: The Impact of Racism on African American Families: Literature as Social Science by Paul C. Rosenblatt

Book Review: The Impact of Racism on African American Families: Literature as Social Science by Paul C. Rosenblatt

In focusing on what literature can tell us about various aspects of African American life, including housing, earnings, assets, unemployment, […]

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    Book Review: Britishness, Popular Music and National Identity by Irene Morra

Book Review: Britishness, Popular Music and National Identity by Irene Morra

Irene Morra offers a major exploration of the social and cultural importance of popular music to contemporary celebrations of Britishness. This […]

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    Book Review: The History of the Kiss! The Birth of Popular Culture by Marcel Danesi

Book Review: The History of the Kiss! The Birth of Popular Culture by Marcel Danesi

How should we make sense of the iconic act of the kiss? How and when did it become a […]

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    Book Review: The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities by Doris Sommer

Book Review: The Work of Art in the World: Civic Agency and Public Humanities by Doris Sommer

Celebrating art and interpretation that take on social challenges, Doris Sommer looks to steer the humanities back to engagement with […]

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    Five Minutes with Meena Kandasamy: “I think propaganda can be very beautiful based on what you are doing it for”

Five Minutes with Meena Kandasamy: “I think propaganda can be very beautiful based on what you are doing it for”

Meena Kandasamy is a poet, writer and activist who deals with the questions of caste, language and feminism. She recently spoke […]

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    Book Review: Cultural Policy: Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries by Dave O’Brien

Book Review: Cultural Policy: Management, Value and Modernity in the Creative Industries by Dave O’Brien

Drawing on a range of case studies, including analysis of the reality of work in the creative industries, urban […]

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    LSE Review of Books publishes its 1000th book review: here are the numbers behind the reviews

LSE Review of Books publishes its 1000th book review: here are the numbers behind the reviews

To celebrate LSE Review of Books publishing its 1000th book review since launching in April 2012, assistant editor Anthony […]

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    Book Review: Fleeting Cities: Imperial Expositions in Fin-de-Siècle Europe by Alexander Geppert

Book Review: Fleeting Cities: Imperial Expositions in Fin-de-Siècle Europe by Alexander Geppert

In this book, Alexander C. T. Geppert considers how modernity was created and displayed at imperial expositions held in fin-de-siècle London, Paris and Berlin. Focusing […]

Book Review: Anime: A History by Jonathan Clements

Japanese animation is at the nexus of an international multimedia industry worth over $6.5 billion a year, linked to everything […]

Book Review: Slow Reading in a Hurried Age by David Mikics

In this fast-paced world where everything is just a ‘click away’, more and more readers are choosing to ‘skim and […]